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Is Fibromyalgia Real or Imagined?

In simple terms, fibromyalgia is widespread (all over the body) muscular pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at different points on the body. In broader detail, fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal or muscular pain and accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood problems. Many times, diagnosis for this condition is difficult because […]

Using Laboratory Medicine to Support Direct Patient Care

It’s been said that the best healthcare decisions are made when all of the relevant information is known and considered by all healthcare team members. This includes everyone from physicians to nurses to laboratory staff and patients themselves, in addition to medical records, diagnostic test results, and clinical data gathered by the healthcare team at […]

Fungal Infection: Causes, Symptoms, Types, Treatment

Fungus on big toe nail. Feet of man together on blue floor. Medical, health care, podiatrist concepts

If you’ve ever had a fungal infection, then you know how unpleasant it can be. These infections can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the type of fungus involved. In fact, it is suspected that most people have fungal infections without them even knowing. Things like athlete’s foot are very common in people who […]

Bacterial Infection: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Close up view of bacteria at Stephen E. Fry Laboratory Services

Bacterial infections are a common occurrence across the globe. In fact, there are an estimated 2.8 million serious bacterial infections each year in the United States. This doesn’t even include minor infections. Luckily, a bacterial infection is usually not a serious issue. Some bacteria are even good for you. But, you should still be aware of the signs […]

Everything You Need to Know About Direct Access Testing (DAT)

Asian nurse checking blood pressure

If you’re looking for a more hands-on approach to your healthcare, you might be interested in direct access testing. This type of testing allows you to bypass your doctor and go straight to a lab for tests like blood work and STD screenings. It can be a great way to get more control over your […]

Everything You Should Know About Chronic Infections: Diagnosis and Treatments

Successful strong self confident sport woman female alpinist climber treats injuries wounds after training bouldering on climbing wall. Apply painkiller cream on legs. Health care in sport concept.

Every year, five million Americans suffer from a health nightmare: a wound that just won’t heal. With the rise of chronic diseases and an aging population, non-healing wounds are becoming a reality for more and more people. The question is, what are they, and how can you overcome them? The vast majority of non-healing wounds have one thing […]

What Is DNA Sequencing? A Comprehensive Guide

DNA Sequencing

What is DNA sequencing? This is a question that many people are asking these days, as this cutting-edge technology continues to make waves in the medical field. DNA sequencing is the process of reading and understanding the genetic code inside a cell. By understanding our DNA, we can get a precise diagnosis for various diseases […]